Policy Paper

Lessons from India: Confronting the Sociological Causes of Terrorism

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Ajay Gondane

Visiting Fellow, The Henry L. Stimson Center and Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs


With Grateful Acknowledgement to the Asia Foundation and the Henry L. Stimson Center.


Ajay Gondane, a visiting fellow during Spring 2006, argues that terrorist acts are not committed in a vacuum, but emerge from a state’s social processes.  By assessing societal trends and India’s unique history, Mr. Gondane illuminates new ways of analyzing and combating terrorism, and opportunities for cooperation for the Government of India and the United States. 


This paper does not represent the views of The Government of India, The Asia Foundation, or of The Henry L. Stimson Center. The ideas contained herein are solely those of the author.

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